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Why The Phillies Had To Cut Larry Bowa Loose

Why The Phillies Had To Cut Larry Bowa Loose

It seemed completely inevitable that Larry Bowa would be making an exit as the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. Still, when the official word came, it took some by surprise, not just because of the timing of the dismissal, but simply because nobody figured on Larry Bowa failing as the manager of the Phillies. It was a match made in heaven and had all the makings of a classic storyline. Now, it's just another in a long trend of changes that the Phillies seem to make every few seasons.

A conquering hero coming back to lead his old ballclub to the promised land. It's the stuff that movies are made of. Larry Bowa left his mark on the city of Philadelphia during a distinguished career as a player, including being a member of the 1980 World Champion Phillies. To bring him back as manager required that the team make up with their prodigal son who seemingly turned his back on the...

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